Facebook confirms accounts banned ahead of election had Russian ties

Facebook has confirmed that the 115 accounts it blocked yesterday due to “inauthentic behavior” are likely linked to Russia. In a new statement, the company says that a site claiming association with the Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA) posted a list of fake Instagram accounts it had made ahead of the midterm elections, many of […]

Free Flickr accounts slashed to 1,000 pictures; the rest will be deleted

Enlarge (credit: Randy Adams) Venerable photo sharing site Flickr has announced that from January 8, 2019, free accounts will be limited to 1,000 photos or videos. Any content above that limit will be deleted, starting February 5, 2019, beginning with the oldest images first. To go beyond the 1,000 item limit, you’ll have to pay […]

Twitter publishes dump of accounts tied to Russian, Iranian influence campaigns

Enlarge / This image was the profile banner of one of the accounts allegedly run by the Internet Research Agency, the organization that ran social media “influence campaigns” in Russia, Germany, Ukraine, and the US dating back to 2009. (credit: A Russian Troll) Twitter has released a data store of posts from 3,841 accounts that […]

Martin Lewis reveals the best children's bank accounts with top interest rates right now

How do you earn big interest on ickle savings? The world of children’s savings is actually far more competitive those for grown-ups.  Done right, interest rates are far higher – though the amounts allowed are smaller.   So with the long run-up to Christmas soon to start, and a recent change of best-buys, let me run […]

Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert BEST bank accounts – get up to £200 FREE for Christmas

Martin Lewis appeared on Good Morning Britain today to reveal his top three bank accounts. The Money Saving Expert advised Britons to change to these accounts to get good deals before Christmas. His three picks are HSBC, Natwest and First Direct. How much free cash could you get to help you through the Christmas period? […]

Facebook says it hasn’t seen any evidence that the hackers used stolen keys to access users’ Tinder, Spotify, or Instagram accounts (FB)

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Facebook got hacked, it announced last week, and there have been fears attackers could use the stolen data to break into users’ accounts on Tinder, Spotify, Airbnb, and elsewhere. On Tuesday, Facebook said there is no evidence of that sort of thing happening. But it’s still not clear who is behind the […]

The Facebook hack affecting 50 million people also let the attackers access users’ Tinder, Spotify, and Instagram accounts (FB)

Facebook got hacked, it revealed on Friday — and 50 million users’ accounts were compromised. What’s more, if the victims logged into other services — like Tinder, Instagram, or Spotify — with their Facebook accounts, those might be affected to. It’s not clear whether the attackers did this, but the possibility may force companies that […]

Facebook HACKED: More than 50 MILLION accounts exposed in major attack

Facebook has today revealed a huge data breach that affects 50million accounts worldwide. Attackers managed to exploit a feature that allowed to take over scores of Facebook user accounts. The social networking giant has said they have fixed the vulnerability and informed officials. The news comes after earlier today more than 90million Facebook users were […]

Google’s secret weapon for protecting its employees email accounts is now available for everyone — and it only costs $50 (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google A new Google product, launched on Wednesday, is worth considering for anyone who thinks they needs better protection for their personal data and files.  You can now buy the Titan Security Key from Google. It’s a little dongle that you plug into your computer or pair with your phone to help keep your accounts […]